When you’re riding a motorcycle, one of the scariest things is the idea that someone may not stop in time to avoid hitting you. You do your best to make yourself visible and to wear protective gear, but the fact is that getting hit by a car is going to hurt. If you are impacted, you could face serious injuries including head injuries, broken bones and severe road rash.
Sadly, crashes happen often. Take, for example, this case in which a motorcyclist was killed. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was called to the scene on State Highway 97 after reports came in that there had been a collision at around 1:30 p.m.
The authorities reported that the driver of a Chevy Tahoe had been traveling east when they failed to yield to a stop sign. A motorcyclist was traveling south at the time. While the motorcyclist did try to avoid the collision, they were unfortunately unable to control their vehicle and were killed when they hit the Chevy Tahoe.
The 55-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the Tahoe, a 22-year-old, and his two passengers, 21 and 11, were not injured. It’s not clear why the driver missed the stop sign.
This kind of incident can be terrifying for motorcyclists to read about, because it shows how easily a crash can take a life. If you are riding, make sure you’re always paying attention, especially at intersections. While drivers are meant to share the road, there is always a risk that someone will make a mistake. If you are harmed or killed as a result, you or your family may be able to make a claim.